Thousands of pounds worth of tech will be hidden in York this week – as an online retailer celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Two boxes packed with TVs, laptops, PCs, monitors, gaming headsets and a gaming racing cockpit will be placed in the city tomorrow (Thursday, September 2) – and the first person to find each box will win the contents.
The giveaway is part of a campaign by tech retailer Box, which is marking a quarter of century in business by visiting four towns or cities throughout September with prize boxes. The total prize fund is “in the region of £35,000”.
Box will reveal the precise location of the prize boxes by gradually unveiling the postcode on social media.
The first three digits of the location of the first two prize boxes – YO1 – have now been revealed on social media. The YO1 postcode covers York city centre.
Some of the top brands represented in the York prize boxes include iiyama, Thrustmaster, Next Level Racing, LG, Lenovo Legion, QNAP, MSI, Turtle Beach and Roccat.
‘A really exciting event’
Mark Jordan, Box CEO, said: “We’re very proud to be celebrating our 25th anniversary this year – and we couldn’t let the milestone pass without shouting about it.
“The Box Hunt is going to be a really exciting event, giving people the chance to get their hands on amazing prizes.
“Having been in business for a quarter of a century, we have amazing relationships with the manufacturers we work alongside and they’ve stepped forward by donating some of the most sought-after items in the tech world.
“It’s a really simple premise – find it, grab it, win it. Each box will contain a list of all the prizes won, so you’re not necessarily looking for a huge box.
“We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be visiting York – and we look forward to creating a real buzz in the city!”
Box, which has its offices in Birmingham, sells an extensive range of technology and computing products, including laptops, desktop PCs, phones and tablets, components, monitors and printers.
The business was founded by Mark Jordan in 1996 and today is the UK’s leading technology e-commerce business, employing over 100 people.
For more information, visit Box online.